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Last modified: Monday, October 21, 2002

Early childhood conference to spotlight inclusive services

    "Inclusive Services in Early Childhood: Setting the Stage for Success" is the theme of the Indiana University-sponsored Early Childhood Conference on Nov. 13-14 at the Fountains Banquet & Conference Center in Carmel.

    Keynote speakers Sue Swenson and Robin McWilliam are nationally recognized leaders in disability advocacy and research on early intervention and integrated therapy.

    Conference sessions will bring together state-level program administrators, local practitioners, parents and researchers to focus on practical applications and strategies for providing early intervention and special education services for children ages birth to five years in their homes, schools and community early childhood settings.

    Topics to be explored in the conference sessions include the following:

    - Addressing sensory processing in the natural environment

    - Understanding autism spectrum disorders

    - Updates on research at IU and in Indiana

    - Movement differences and their impact on people with autism spectrum disorders

    - Foundations for young children

    - Successful collaborations between early childhood special education and the child care community

    The conference is sponsored by IU Bloomington's Early Childhood Center at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community. Seating is limited, and registration is required by Nov. 4. A conference brochure and a registration form are available online at or by calling the Early Childhood Center at 800-825-4733.